ON DECEMBER 4TH, 2013, THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET WAS DECLARED INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY BY UNESCO, DURING THE INTERGOVERNAMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN BAKU (AZERBAIJAN).
This transnational nomination was undersigned by seven states with millennial Mediterranean cultures: Portugal (Tavira), Cyprus (Agros), Croatia (Hvar e Brac), Greece (Koroni), Spain (Soria), Italy (Cilento) and Morocco (Chefchaouen).
The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was approved in Paris in October 17th, 2003 during the 32nd General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO.
The 2003 Convention has various goals:
a) The safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage;